The Donald Tugby Postgraduate Archaeological Research Prize


Enrolment status Currently enrolled students
Student type Domestic students, International students
Level of study Postgraduate, Higher Degree by Research
Study area Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Scholarship value $1,000
Opening date 5 July 2021
Closing date 30 September 2021


Donald Tugby (1920-2015) was an alumnus and major supporter of UQ, having established prizes in biomedical sciences, archaeology, anthropology, psychology of peace, art history and musicology, veterinary science, and earth science. The Donald Tugby Postgraduate Archaeological Research Prize was established in 2010 and maintained by the income of an endowment gift from Dr Tugby, who taught Anthropology at The University of Queensland from 1958 to 1986. Dr Tugby introduced statistics to Archaeology and initiated extensive archaeological fieldwork on North Stradbroke Island. The prize is to encourage and reward research excellence in Archaeology by facilitating postgraduate student participation in the global archaeological research community.


Application for the prize is open to students enrolled in a Higher Degree by Research in the field of Archaeology.

Applications are closed.

Before you get started

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How to apply

Please submit an online application by Thursday 30 September 2021.

Selection criteria

The Donald Tugby Postgraduate Archaeological Research Prize is awarded to the student with the best application based on the following criteria in ranked order of importance:

(i) peer-reviewed publication(s) (in press or published), with an emphasis on highly ranked journals or other publications;
(ii) successful competitive grant applications;
(iii) conference participation, with preference for conferences of international standing;
(iv) previous prizes awarded;
(v) proposed use of the funds to support travel, publication, or fieldwork costs, related to postgraduate research activities.

Applications are closed.


A/Prof Francisco Perales, Director of Research Training, School of Social Science
(07) 3365 1450
Applications are closed.

Terms and conditions

In these rules –

Higher degree means any Higher Degree Research program (including Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Philosophy) at The University of Queensland.

Head means the Head of the School of Social Science in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Prize means the Donald Tugby Postgraduate Archaeological Research Prize.


Applications are closed.